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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Murder, She Wrote- Hook, Line, and Murder by Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain & Renee Paley-Bain- Feature and Review


The USA Today bestselling Murder, She Wrote mystery series continues as Jessica Fletcher takes a relaxing getaway that turns into a reel deadly situation...

Jessica enters a fly fishing competition at a nearby lake. Joining her is the sheriff’s wife, Maureen Metzger, who surprises Jess with her enthusiasm for the sport. Their guide, however, is a surprise to both...

Brian Kinney is an ex-con. Jailed as an accomplice to Darryl Jepson, a convicted killer, Brian was later exonerated, but not before spending seven years behind bars. He seems like a decent enough fellow. Just a man trying to rebuild his life as a family man and fishing guide. 

Yet when Jepson breaks out of prison vowing revenge, and the lawyer for both men is found murdered, Cabot Cove becomes the focus of the nation as local, state, and federal authorities descend on Jessica’s home town. And to add to the tension, Maureen has gone missing. Is she lost or is she a hostage? Jess soon finds herself caught in a net full of lies, deceit and ulterior motives. In order to save her friend, she’ll need to find some answers by hook or by crook...


MY REVIEW: Hook, Line and Murder (Murder, She Wrote, #46)Hook, Line and Murder by Jessica Fletcher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hook, Line and Murder by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain is a 2016 Berkley publication.

A race against time setup, an emotional story of redemption and long overdue justice makes this a very compelling story. But, of course the tone, as always, stays on the lighter side, and I had to snicker at Jessica a few times when Maureen insisted on butting in.

This story has a strong cast, smart dialogue, and moves at a pretty good clip, which made it hard to put down.

Naturally, fans of the ‘cozy’ genre, and longtime fans of the series will want to grab this one, but I think any mystery lover will find this one to their liking.

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Jessica Fletcher (born Jessica Beatrice MacGill, and writes under the initialed J.B. Fletcher) is a fictional character from the US television series Murder, She Wrote.

Donald Bain is the author or ghost/​author of more than 120 books, many of them bestsellers. They encompass both fiction and non-fiction, and include such categories as murder mysteries, westerns, comedies, investigative journalism, food, business, psychology and historical dramatizations. His autobiography, Murder HE Wrote: A Successful Writer's Life, published by Purdue University Press, is available everywhere.(And is now an e-book through the publishing company, Hyphenates Books.)

His novel, LIGHTS OUT!, a thriller with comic overtones, was published in the UK in February 2014, and in the U.S. in May of the same year. It's the tale of a man unhappily married into a wealthy family who goes through a monumental male mid-life crisis that leads him into an affair with a beautiful Argentinean woman. In order to finance his escape into her waiting arms, this hapless former electrical engineer becomes an unlikely criminal that brings him into the world of organized crime, a scheme that quickly unravels and finds him being sought around the world by the authorities, the Mafia, and a private investigator hired by his wife and domineering mother-in-law. NY Times bestselling author Michael Palmer said of LIGHTS OUT! "Donald Bain has a wit and sense of fiction that I have encountered only in Elmore Leonard's best stuff." And multiple award winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan commented, "Stylish, wry, droll and surprising." 

He worked closely with bestselling author Margaret Truman for many years on her bestselling series of thrillers set in Washington, D.C., and continues to write novels in Margaret Truman's Capital Crime series after her death. In 2011MONUMENT TO MURDER was published, followed in 2012 by EXPERIMENT IN MURDER, which carries his byline.UNDIPLOMATIC MURDER, also bylined by him, will be published in July of 2014, and INTERNSHIP IN MURDER will be released in 2015. 

Among his books, the airline comedy, Coffee Tea or Me?, published more than 40 years ago, together with its sequels sold more than 5-million copies worldwide and was the basis of a television movie-of-the-week. In 2003, Penguin Books republished it as a "Penguin Comedy Classic."

Caviar, Caviar, Caviar, a coffee table book, is considered the definitive work on caviar. The Case Against Private Aviationbrought about needed rules changes in commercial aviation. 

Veronica was the autobiography of Hollywood film legend Veronica Lake. He is currently involved in a motion picture based upon the famed actresses' career and tragic downfall. 

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